10 Sep

Holding Off the Aging Process

There is good news for everyone who is worried about aging and how they will look as time takes its inevitable toll. Options continue to expand and be refined for people who want to maintain youthful looks. Dermatologists have a huge number of new procedures to help anyone hold back the hand of time.

Advances in dermal fillers and refinements in Botox treatment can smooth out wrinkles and fill in creases on the face and neck. With over 6 million Botox treatments per year, it has become the most popular cosmetic procedure in the country.

Dermal fillers take the opposite approach. Instead of relaxing the muscles, fillers are injected under the skin, removing wrinkles and filling in defects. The new non animal-based fillers are becoming more popular than collagen and silicone treatments of the past. Much of the popularity is based on the lower number of side effects and improved safety.

Lasers are coming into their own in the dermatology field. Tattoo removal to erase the follies of youth and laser hair removal to avoid messy, painful and time consuming shaving or waxing free up more of your time to focus on what is important.

Lasers can also be used for weight loss. A less painful and invasive alternative to liposuction is available. The procedure uses a laser to puncture fat cells inside the body. The fat cells deflate and release the fat into the body where it is flushed out of the body by the lymphatic system.

This is healthier than liposuction since the fat cells aren’t removed, which can cause a number of problems, but the fat itself is gone. Depending on how much fat you want to lose, the procedure will take a number of sessions. Each session lasts about 45 minutes but avoids the risks and discomfort of liposuction.